NCTM Annual Meeting: Early Registration Discount
Save up to $80 by registering for the annual meeting of the
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) by Friday,
Taking place 15-18 April in Boston, NCTM 2015 will include
focus strands such as "Problems Worth Solving" and "Assessing
the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)." The meeting will also
feature the "Grand Challenges in Mathematics Education" covered
in these pages several times last July.
The Math Forum will be in Beantown, too. Among our other
sessions, we'll facilitate Ignite talks, in which each of these
ten mathematics educators has five minutes to light up Ballroom
East with fresh ideas on math teaching and learning as their 20
PowerPoint slides advance every 15 seconds -- ready or not!
To browse or search the meeting's full program of
To browse or search the Research Presession, visit
PoW taking place: math problem-solving moment of the week
"We definitely had more submissions that were still in the
thinking and revising stages than complete, correct solutions.
In the highlighted solution below, I especially liked how Ivy
M. from Birch Wathen Lenox School told what she was trying to
figure out with each of her calculations, like this ..."
- Max, commenting on the Pre-Algebra PoW's Latest Solution
A Closer Look at the Common Core's Heart and Soul
On Monday, Heinemann Publishing announced a new blog series
dedicated to the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP).
This weekly blog will take a closer look at each of the SMP's
eight processes and proficiencies of longstanding importance to
The Math Forum's own Max Ray will wrap up the series (days
before NCTM 2015!) by unpacking, examining, and reflecting on
SMP #8: "Look For and Express Regularity in Repeated
Reasoning." Max authored the Forum's most recent book,
Powerful Problem Solving: Activities for Sense-Making with
the Mathematical Practices, published by Heinemann:
Other SMP bloggers include
Pamela Weber Harris
To receive notifications of each new post on the blog, which
launches Monday, 23 February, sign up with your name and
Join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #HeinemannSMP:
Now taking place: math education conversation of the day
"My stomach just started jumping. :D"
- Teresa, tweeted to @SuMACzanne
MIND Research Institute Game-a-thon
Looking for a fun and challenging activity for your students?
Show off their math and problem-solving skills by participating
in the 2015 Game-a-thon Challenge!
Announced last week, MIND Research Institute's game-building
competition invites teams of two or more students to think
about the ways math is at play in adventures through time and
space, then design and build a game that features creative and
unusual solutions to mathematical problems.
Responding to the theme "Math Your Own Adventure," student
inventions may take many forms, such as
Check out "Fraction Football," "Myths and Math," "No Fighting
Game," and the other Hall of Fame-worthy games created in
response to last year's theme, "Math is Everywhere!"
Then get in on this year's fun by downloading the 2015
Game-a-thon design guidelines:
First appearing in these pages last summer, MIND Research
Institute develops visual, language-independent games. Try its
Spatial-Temporal (ST) Math® software in this fraction game that
stars JiJi the penguin: